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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 14, 2010 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no set list truth or myth

Indeed you are correct... the GD were not exactly free-form, but more like free-wheeling during this period. I do have to say that there were quite a few free form jams in their repertoire... VLB could be quite free... Dancin' from '67... the 9/3/67 show comes to mind...

I do agree though, that they were going for a certain form and perfecting it as they were leading up to Live/Dead.

The big jam tunes became increasingly free-form starting with DS in 1970, The Other One in 1971, and all of them were quite open from '72-'74.